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    As the country urbanizes, many fear that the idyllic Emerald Isle will disappear. Tour a few of the towns and historical sites that keep Ireland’s heritage alive.

    Inishmore, off Ireland’s west coast, is one of the three Aran Islands, where most natives speak both Gaelic and Irish. In addition to the prevalence of Celtic culture, Inishmore is known for its grey limestone landscape, which ends in a rock wall at the sea’s edge. (Sam Abell/National Geographic Stock)

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